2014 Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WA 94
  • VN 93
  • WS 93

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2016
The 600-case 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac (100% Grenache) is one of the wines of the vintage and offers shocking levels of concentration and mid-palate depth to go with classic notes of black currants, dried earth... The 600-case 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac (100% Grenache) is one of the wines of the vintage and offers shocking levels of concentration and mid-palate depth to go with classic notes of black currants, dried earth, leather and graphite. It lacks the concentration and depth of the 2015, but is one serious 2014 that has ample tannin and over a decade of longevity. - Jeb Dunnuck
VN 93
Vinous - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, April 2016
(AGV91-93 points) Brilliant ruby. Aromas of fresh dark berries, spicecake, licorice and potpourri gain vivacity from a mineral element. Stains the palate with energetic blackberry and bitter cherry flavors that become... (AGV91-93 points) Brilliant ruby. Aromas of fresh dark berries, spicecake, licorice and potpourri gain vivacity from a mineral element. Stains the palate with energetic blackberry and bitter cherry flavors that become deeper and sweeter with air. Rich yet quite lithe, showing no excess fat. The floral and spice qualities come back strong on the gently tannic, penetrating finish, which hangs on with outstanding tenacity. -- Josh Raynolds
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, February 2017
This has a slightly beefy edge, with warm tobacco and roasted chestnut notes, backed by a solid core of black currant, plum and raspberry fruit. The grippy finish features a warm paving stone accent driving throughout... This has a slightly beefy edge, with warm tobacco and roasted chestnut notes, backed by a solid core of black currant, plum and raspberry fruit. The grippy finish features a warm paving stone accent driving throughout. This should fill out in the cellar. Best from 2020 through 2030. — J.M.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Vintage 2014
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Label

Chateauneuf's history is extremely dense. One of the most important periods was during the 15th Century when the popes resided in Avignon. The village of Chateauneuf-du-Pape became the papal summer residence (Jean XXII, Urbin V and Innocent VI) and they succeeded in promoting its wines.

In the early 20th Century, winegrowers were regularly acknowledged for their wines by a special board of judges which was set up under the instigation of Baron "le Roy de Boiseaumarie."

Made from Grenache from 90 year old vines, Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac has an intense garnet color. It is herbacy on the nose, with hints of spices (liquorice), chocolate, and fruits (strawberry). It is ample on the mouth, fleshy, hot and round, and has an outstanding density with an impressive length. Depending on the vintage, this wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years or from 50 to 75 years.

Winery

Chapoutier

Chapoutier is one of the oldest wine producers in the Rhone Valley with a history dating back to 1808. A distant ancestor, Polydor Chapoutier, was the first to buy vines here, shifting from being a simple grape grower to making and trading his own wine. For the last two hundred years, the estate has been producing some of the greatest wines in the Rhone Valley. Today, the range also includes wines from some Roussillon appellations as well as projects in Portugal and Australia.

Under Michel Chapoutier’s leadership, quality improved and Chapoutier gained international recognition. The massive negociant and winery produces single-vineyard expressions and classic wines from a range of appellations in the north and south of the valley.

They have adopted biodynamic farming techniques and have included Braille markings on their labels since 1996. This was done from a desire to reach out to and include lovers of good wines with sight-impairments, and as a tribute to Maurice Monier of La Sizeranne, a member of the family that previously owned the vines of the same name and who invented the first abbreviated version of Braille.